China’s online streaming sector has seen a rapid growth in 2017 with online streaming viewers reaching nearly 422 million by the end of 2017, up 22.6 percent from 2016, according to a report from the China Internet Network Information Center.
A separate report released by the Center also shows that 29 percent of China’s 772-million internet users are watching video game streaming, while 28.5 percent watching live reality shows online.
Meanwhile, the report says Chinese authorities have also tightened controls on the content in the live-streaming sector. It says action has been taken to address problems including obscenity, violence and other inappropriate content.
At least 18 live streaming apps were shut down by cyberspace authorities last year.
In early February, the authorities blocked the accounts of 1,401 live streamers due to “severe violations.”
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily